Soul Surfer (PG)

Bethany Hamilton’s story is an inspiring one. She hails fromKauai,Hawaii, and always enjoyed natural talent as a surfer.

At the age of 13, her future looked bleak when a 15-foot tiger shark bit off her left arm in a well-publicised attack. The fact that she survived — despite losing 60 per cent of her blood — is a miracle.

TheHamiltonfamily wrote a book and there is another short film aboutBethany’s ordeal, but this feature length film tackles her story with integrity and truthfulness.

Soul Surfer reveals the moving aftermath of this headline-making story, asBethany fights to recover and grapples with the future.

Strengthened by the love of her parents, Tom (Dennis Quaid) and Cheri (Helen Hunt), she refuses to give in or give up, and begins a bold return to the water.

Still, the questions keep hammering her: Why did this happen? Why did she have to lose everything? Will she ever feel the joy and power of riding the waves again? And if she can’t be a surfer, then who is she?

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